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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

GAMBIT project suggests theoretical particles are too massive for LHC detection
Posted on December 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

The elementary particles of new theoretical physics must be so massive that their detection in the […]

National MagLab's latest magnet snags world record, marks new era of scientific discovery
Posted on December 14, 2017 at 8:31 pm

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has shattered […]

Scientists solve speed surprise in stratospheric stunt
Posted on December 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm

Scientists say they've figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed […]

Solid start in the quest for an elusive particle
Posted on December 14, 2017 at 2:58 pm

A collaboration of Belgian, French and British scientists, including researchers from Imperial […]